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Visual programming language

Visual programming language
In computing, a visual programming language (VPL) is any programming language that lets users create programs by manipulating program elements graphically rather than by specifying them textually. A VPL allows programming with visual expressions, spatial arrangements of text and graphic symbols, used either as elements of syntax or secondary notation. For example, many VPLs (known as dataflow or diagrammatic programming)[1] are based on the idea of "boxes and arrows", where boxes or other screen objects are treated as entities, connected by arrows, lines or arcs which represent relations. Definition[edit] VPLs may be further classified, according to the type and extent of visual expression used, into icon-based languages, form-based languages, and diagram languages. Visual programming environments provide graphical or iconic elements which can be manipulated by users in an interactive way according to some specific spatial grammar for program construction. Visual languages[edit]

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pyc/weblog» Blog Archive » node graph Having looked at other alternatives (i.e. html5 canvas, ajax, js with framwork), Flash wtih as3 is chosen for the UI for I have some experience with it a while back, also it has the ability to communicate with javascript and be embeded on web as well as standalone exe. From what I know there is no readily available framework/library. After seeing such progressive UI (as some would call) imbued in many of the current 3d applications (i.e. grasshopper, houdini, maya and max), I have decided to start this personal project to explore the inner workings of node graphs in general by making one as a script editor for maya (through as3 native socket or python socket as cgi) and possibly sketchup (through ruby webdialog to javascript to as3)

CustomBlocks - blockly - Overview of creating custom blocks. - A visual programming editor This document is aimed at developers who wish to create new blocks within Blockly. It is assumed that one has a local copy of Blockly which one can edit, one is generally familiar with Blockly's usage, and one has a basic understanding of JavaScript or some similar language. Blockly comes with a large number of pre-defined blocks. Everything from mathematical functions to looping structures. However, in order to interface with an external application, one must create custom blocks to form an API.

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The Easiest Programming Language: REBOL By: Nick AntonaccioUpdated: 11-13-2013REBOL is the easiest computer programming language to learn.Beginners can build practical applications with it in just a few hours.Experienced professional coders can use it to become immediately productive in ways that aren't possible using other commercial development tools.Children can even learn REBOL, more easily than BASIC and other "educational" tools, without disappointing technical ceilings that limit creative ability.REBOL is a tiny (1/2 megabyte) interpreter that uses "Domain Specific Language" (DSL) technology and a combination of other truly unique syntax and design strategies to make simple work of every imaginable coding task. Compare this tutorial to texts about any other programming language, and you'll quickly discover that REBOL is a remarkably concise and practical tool, regardless of your skill level. Contents: 1. Introducing REBOL2.